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Old 03-12-2013, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Why most sports fans (non soccer fans) in the US hate the MLS and hate the MLS supporter groups? I think the supporter groups if they support all city teams will improve results, create atmosphere and of course increase ticket sales.
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Ignorance. Its one thing not to take an interest in the sport(which is fine), but its another thing to slate the sport and hate it because you don't have an interest in it.
weird, OP asks why MSL is not embraced in the US and some soccer bo-bo immediately chimes in calling Americans ignorant...on the second thought, not really so weird after all.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Weird, I never saw JD calling Americans ignorant. Whats also not weird is that you're back in the soccer forum trolling again.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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A ha!
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Weird, I never saw JD calling Americans ignorant....
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Ignorance. Its one thing not to take an interest in the sport(which is fine), but its another thing to slate the sport and hate it because you don't have an interest in it.
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A ha!
so easy...
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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oh really, name me all these talents who are under 27

There are several players in the league that are under 27 that are extremely talented. Also, just because a player is above 27, doesnt mean they are not in their prime or not playing at a high level.

Here is last year's 24 under 24 list:

Brek Shea (FC Dallas)
Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls)
Freddy Adu (Philadelphia Union)
Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City)
Steve Zakuani (Seattle Sounders)
Juninho (LA Galaxy)
Danny Mwanga (Philadelphia Union)
Bill Hamid (D.C. United)
Andy Najar (D.C. United)
Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers)
Roger Torres (Philadelphia Union)
C.J. Sapong (Sporting Kansas City)
Sanna Nyassi (Colorado Rapids)
Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo)
Perry Kitchen (D.C. United)
Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake)
Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
Fabián Castillo (FC Dallas)
Omar Salgado (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union)
Michael Farfan (Philadelphia Union)
Joao Plata (Toronto FC)
Gabriel Farfan (Philadelphia Union)
Sainey Nyassi (New England Revolution)

Living in the United States and not supporting MLS because you think it lacks talent is beyond ridiculous and shows either an elitist attitude that you think makes you look better than people or you are simply ignorant about the sport and you think you know it. I know people from Spain, England, France, and Italy who moved here in the last 10 years and have season tickets to Sporting Kansas City. One of these guys grew up having season tickets to Liverpool and had them until he moved and he is a huge MLS fan despite growing up supporting the world's top league. If he can appreciate the talent, so can you unless you refuse to do so for some foolish reason.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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"Hate" is a bit dramatic. A lot of people don't follow MLS for a variety of reasons. They may not like soccer, they may not like sports, they may not have a local MLS club.

MLS does not have the biggest media presence.

It depends on the team. Several teams have strong social media presence. One of the driving factors behind SKC's turnaround is social media. Our CEO and owner, Robb Heineman uses Twitter and Facebook daily. He responds to fans and even posts on BigSoccer and continually reads it as well. The team post things on their accounts several times a day.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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weird, OP asks why MSL is not embraced in the US and some soccer bo-bo immediately chimes in calling Americans ignorant...on the second thought, not really so weird after all.

You do realize that the term ignorant is not necessarily an insult, right? It doesnt mean stupid or dumb. It means lack of knowledge. It would be accurate to say that a majority of Americans are ignorant about the sport of soccer.

I am not a physicists so I would say that I am ignorant when it comes to psychics.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:35 AM
 
Location: IL
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so easy...
What's easy? To make up a false story about what someone else said? That guy said, "Ignorance. Its one thing not to take an interest in the sport(which is fine), but its another thing to slate the sport and hate it because you don't have an interest in it."

You will note that he didn't call Americans ignorant. He called people that hate something that they aren't interested in. I am not interested in knitting, but I surely don't hate it, if I did that would be pretty ignorant in my view.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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as evidenced by this thread, it's not so much the soccer we hate, it's the soccer fans
This is pretty much it. Soccer fans' constant approval-seeking of their fandom and/or their sport is positively grating.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: IL
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This is pretty much it. Soccer fans' constant approval-seeking of their fandom and/or their sport is positively grating.
Just like Bears fans
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